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As the movement enjoys a star moment, “controversial” issues risk being left behind.

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?

Sochi illustration

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

Buffer zone

At oral argument, members of the Supreme Court seemed suspicious that a thirty-five-foot buffer was necessary for safe entrance to reproductive health facilities.

Blogs

Rep. Lawrence Lockman made a career of making vile comments about AIDS, LGBTQ people, women, abortion and rape.

February 28, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

We can’t change the workplace by asking women to lean out. We have to start with men.

February 26, 2014

There are countless brilliant writers and activists TED Talks could invite to speak about abortion.  

February 14, 2014

TED claims that they welcome discussion of “abortion as a social justice issue.” Let‘s hold them to it.

February 14, 2014

A Kansas bill to allow segregation against gay people shows us where the right’s conception of religious liberty leads. 

February 14, 2014

Don’t let the glowing press around Mizzou distract from the school’s awful response to a rape allegation.

February 12, 2014

It’s been ninety years since ski jumping became an Olympic sport. Today was the first time women could compete.

February 11, 2014

The right-wing “CookieCott” is about a lot more than Thin Mints.

February 6, 2014

What did the critics have to say in 1979? 

February 6, 2014